PARTNER PROFILE: AMERICAN EXPRESS
Asoka leads strategic engagements in Europe for the new B2B Digital Payment Platform business. Asoka has over twelve years experience in strategy, operations and finance functions at Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. Prior to AMEX, Asoka spent five years in the Silicon Valley at Verizon Ventures and at PayPal, helping identify both investment and partnership opportunities within start-ups. Prior to that Asoka was a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte. Asoka started her career as a Electrical Design Engineer at Texas Instruments. Asoka is involved in several initiatives to help start-ups grow and get funded.
At American Express, Sameer is responsible for identifying disruptive innovation opportunities and negotiating and executing strategic commercial partnerships with emerging technology companies.
Prior to joining Amex, Sameer worked with G51 Venture Capital as a strategic advisor/investor for early stage technology companies and before that, worked with JPMorgan in the Private Banking group for four years.Sameer holds a Master’s degree from MIT Sloan and an Engineering degree in Information Technology.